It’s Time to Submit Your Nominations for the 2024 GeekWire Awards!

The GeekWire Awards, taking place May 9 at the Showbox Sodo in Seattle, is now accepting nominations for amazing entrepreneurs, innovators, deal makers and nonprofit leaders across more than a dozen categories.

Nominations are open from January 29 to February 29, then you’ll get another chance to make your voice count when community voting opens from March 13 to April 12.

Keep these details in mind when filling out the GeekWire Awards nomination form:

  • The GeekWire Awards recognizes companies, organizations and individuals based in the Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington and British Columbia).
  • Past winners are not eligible in the same category.
  • One nomination is as good as 20, so no need to flood the ballot box.
  • Thoughtful and well-written nominations receive stronger consideration.
Then hopefully we’ll see you at the GeekWire Awards to celebrate the winners!

The GeekWire Gala is Back on Dec. 6

GeekWire, the sponsoring association of ALLtech, is excited to bring its GeekWire Gala holiday party back to the Showbox Market on Wednesday, December 6, 2023.

In addition to a festive party with dancing, cocktails and karaoke, the event also will recognize the region’s “Uncommon Thinkers,” groundbreaking innovators who are changing the way we work, live and play.

In terms of dress code, attendees have the rare license to don cocktail attire in Seattle — or wear whatever you want for that matter. Tuxedos? Sure. Geeky T-shirts? Yep. Even better, break out your fiercest winter fashions, competing for individual and team prizes.

The GeekWire Gala is a 21+ event taking place from 6-10 p.m. at the historic Showbox Market near Pike Place Market at 1426 First Ave.

ALLtech Partner New Tech Northwest Returns to Bellevue November 8

ALLtech partners with Washington state’s most innovative tech organizations to support members with access to health insurance and other employee benefits. With exclusive pricing and a broad range of plan designs and comprehensive benefits, these partnerships help startups and other growing tech companies compete by offering employee benefits that rival the big players.

We’re excited to support one of those partners, New Tech Northwest, with the relaunch of their New Tech Eastside Meetup on November 8 at the newly opened Venture Mechanics Coworking Studio in Bellevue. The inaugural event begins at 5 p.m. and will feature:

Representatives with ALLtech also will be available to answer your questions about employee benefits and more – just in time for open enrollment!

Learn more about the meetup on the New Tech Northwest Events page, which also highlights the New Tech Seattle Meetup the following day, November 9, at The Collective in South Lake Union, where you also will be able to find ALLtech representatives. We hope to see you at one of these fun and educational networking events!

ALLtech Introduces New Tech Starter 4000 Plan for 2024

ALLtech Benefits is proud to offer even more choices to startups for the 2024 plan year with the expansion of our Tech Starter medical insurance suite. We know the tech world is competitive and ever-changing. Health care is, too, and it can be a challenge to find a plan that offers the right combination of choice, coverage and cost.

Enter the Tech Starter suite, now offering three distinct choices with the addition of the Tech Starter 4000 plan for 2024, joining the Tech Starter 7000 and 8700 plans to round out these low-cost options that are designed specifically with Washington-based startups in mind. Coverage is offered with Regence* BlueShield, one of the broadest and most established networks in Washington state, with coverage for your out-of-state employees available through the worldwide Regence BlueCard network.

With a total of 22 unique medical plans to choose from, businesses with 2 to 200 employees will easily find a plan that suits their workplace and their budget. In addition to the Tech Starter Plans, ALLtech offers:

  • Premier Plans with $250 to $1,500 deductible options
  • Choice Plans with $500 to $3,000 deductible options
  • Balance Plans with $2,500 to $5,000 deductible options
  • HSA Plans with $1,600 to $6,000 deductible options

All plans include 24/7 access to virtual care through MDLIVE at $0 co-pay, which can be used to treat a range of non-emergency conditions including cold/flu, allergies and headaches. Available by phone, secure video or mobile app, the diverse virtual visits available through MDLIVE go beyond primary care to include such valuable services as psychiatry and counselingdermatology, and substance use disorder.

More to Choose from with ALLtech 

Designed to meet the needs of both employers and their employees at growing Washington tech businesses, ALLtech’s comprehensive benefits also include:

  • Dental from Delta Dental of Washington, including 5 PPO plans with annual benefit maximums from $750 to $2,000
  • Vision from VSP Vision Care Inc., with three plans available including a voluntary plan, as well as access to Computer VisionCare
  • Life/AD&D from The Standard, featuring $20,000 of Basic Life & AD&D included with medical insurance
  • Employee assistance program from Wellspring EAP, featuring a three-visit plan included with medical insurance

To learn more about the diverse options available through ALLtech for the 2024 plan year, please download our 2024 ALLtech flyer.

*Asuris Northwest Health, a subsidiary of Regence BlueShield, services the Asotin, Adams, Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, and Whitman counties.

Learn from Top Names in Artificial Intelligence at GeekWire Summit on Oct. 19

Learn more about how artificial intelligence is rapidly transforming all aspects of society at the 12th annual GeekWire Summit on Thursday, October 19, 2023, at the former Seattle Cinerama Theater.

The event will explore how large language models, natural language processing, computer vision and other technologies are reshaping the world we live in, transforming everything from Hollywood to Wall Street to Silicon Valley.

The half-day summit will feature some of the top names in artificial intelligence through in-depth panels and fireside chats, as well as unique opportunities to connect and a surprise geeky movie screening, topped off with the Cinerama’s world-famous chocolate popcorn!

Click below to RSVP, and be sure to stop by the ALLtech booth to say hi!

GeekWire Summit is In-Person or Virtual This Year Oct. 6-7

The GeekWire Summit returns Oct. 6-7, bringing together business, tech and community leaders for enriching and inspiring discussions about the future.

Now in its 11th year, the Summit features in-depth fireside chats, interactive panels, and brainy power talks with some of the top names in tech, plus unique in-person networking opportunities.

For those lucky enough to score one of the limited in-person passes, the event takes place at Block 41, 115 Bell St., in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood.

In addition, GeekWire Summit sessions will be available via livestream for virtual ticket holders.

GeekWire Awards is Back and In-Person on May 12

GeekWire, the exclusive partner of ALLtech, is returning to in-person events with the much-anticipated and hotly contested GeekWire Awards on May 12, 2022. The re-envisioned event at Showbox SoDo in Seattle features a seated dinner, entertainment, fun surprises and of course the coveted awards handed out in more than a dozen categories.

Your opinion is sought for the GeekWire Community Awards, which recognize amazing entrepreneurs, innovators, educators, deal-makers and nonprofit leaders. Nominate your faves here by March 13, then the judging panel will select five finalists per category for your final vote March 28-April 22. Check for updates.

GeekWire members at the Cosmic and Galactic level have access to a VIP pass to the event, otherwise a limited number of half- (4 guests) and full-table (8 guests) sponsorships are available. To reserve your spot or learn more, visit the GeekWire Awards 2022 page.

GeekWire Summit is Back Oct. 4-5 with Both In-Person and Virtual Access

ALLtech is proud to once again be a sponsor of the GeekWire Summit, which takes place this year Oct. 4-5 with both in-person and virtual registrations available.

The annual event will bring together business, tech and community leaders for enriching and inspiring discussions about the future, including in-depth fireside chats, interactive panels, and brainy power talks with some of the top names in tech.

The limited in-person guest experience takes place at Block 41 in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood, and offers unique networking opportunities.

Learn more about the event and register at

ALLtech partners with GeekWire to offer its members exclusive access to our comprehensive, affordable health and wellness benefits. Download our informational flyer.

Highlights from the 2021 Virtual GeekWire Awards

If you missed last week’s 2021 GeekWire Awards, click the above video to watch the annual event that awards the Pacific Northwest’s leading innovators, entrepreneurs and technologists.

This year, ALLtech was proud to sponsor the HardWare/Gadget of the Year award, which went to Seattle-based Deako, whose “plug and play” light switches allow homebuilders and homeowners to easily swap in high-tech, remotely controlled lighting. Its technology works off a home’s existing wiring and lets homebuilders market their projects as smart homes, without a lot of upfront cost.

“We’re honored to be recognized with this award,” Deako founder and CEO Derek Richardson said in his acceptance speech. “We’re still just growing and expanding. We just did our Series B funding. So we’re just really scaling the company now in a large way, hiring and expanding our product lines.”

Read more from the winners in a recap of the GeekWire Awards, or watch a video round-up of celebrity cameos from Sue Bird of the Seattle Storm, Bobby Wagner of the Seattle Seahawks, and “The Office” actor Rainn Wilson, in addition to a run-through (literally) of all the nominees from “The Drunken Tenor.”

Be sure to also click below to watch ALLtech’s own short video that debuted at the 2021 GeekWire Awards highlighting our robust virtual care resources!

Celebrate Northwest Tech Leaders at the Annual GeekWire Awards May 20

Have you registered yet for the GeekWire Awards, taking place virtually this year on May 20?

The annual event from ALLtech’s exclusive partners at GeekWire celebrates the Pacific Northwest’s leading innovators, entrepreneurs and technologists with awards in over a dozen categories.

Registration is FREE this year, and the event is sure to be fun, if last year’s virtual GeekWire Awards is any indication! We hope to see you at the GeekWire Awards at 4 p.m. May 20, 2021!